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Gilded Age Industrialists: Robber Barons - Carnegie, Morgan, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt

A guide to help RCCC students find Guilded Age Industrialists resources & topics

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 Databases | Classic Catalog | Remote Access | Help                                


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Robber Baron Mock Trial

Robber Baron: "the name given nineteenth-century industrial and financial tycoons who gained wealth and status by exploiting workers, governmental practices, and the environment. They further increased their earnings by eradicating competition, which allowed them to control prices of both output and labor. "

 - Definition taken from the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History

The following are databases that are suggested for this assignment.

Below are some example of resources you have access to through the library that relate to Cornelius Vanderbilt. 

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eLibrary Resources

eLibrary page for Andrew Carnegie Link

eLibrary page link for the Gilded age

eLibrary page link for Robber Barons

eLibrary link for Rockefeller


eLibrary link to Vanderbilt Family

Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel

J. Pierpont Morgan

Securities Act

The Marshal Court Notable Cases

The Marshall Court is a reference to the period of time where John Marshall was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.This 1801 through 1835.  

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The Vanderbilts